Monday, August 29, 2016

Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship for Pell Grant Recipients

Are you thinking about studying abroad in spring 2017 or summer 2017?  Are you a US CITIZEN receiving a PELL GRANT (a federal need-based educational grant)?

Learn about the GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP, which provides up to $5,000 for study abroad students with financial need who receive Pell Grants. Last year, 35 University of Maryland students won Gilman Scholarships - nearly 50% of our applicants!

The deadline to apply is October 4 - there is still plenty of time to write a strong application, and no recommendations are required!

To learn more about the Gilman Scholarship and the application process join us for a panel info session with returned UMD Gilman Scholars and staff from the National Scholarship Office and Education Abroad. Food will be served!

GILMAN SCHOLARS PANEL: Tuesday, September 6, 5:00-6:00 pm, 3105 Susquehanna Hall. Please RSVP to

ADDITIONAL INFO SESSIONS STARTING THIS WEEK: If you are unable to attend the panel we will hold six information sessions in our offices. Please RSVP to and indicate which session you plan to attend. If you cannot attend any of these please email us at the same address.

Wednesday, August 31, 3:00-3:30 pm – 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, September 1, 12:00-12:30 pm – 2403A Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, September 7, 4:30-5:00 pm - 2403A Marie Mount Hall
Friday, September 9, 12:00-12:30 pm - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Monday, September 12, 2:00-2:30 pm - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, September 13, 4:30-5:00 pm - 2403A Marie Mount Hall

Eligibility Requirements: US Citizens - Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors - All Majors - Must be studying abroad for at least 4 weeks - Must have FAFSA demonstrated financial need and be receiving a Pell Grant.

Application Deadline: October 4, 2016 - this is the deadline to apply for scholarships for spring 2017 OR summer 2017 study.

The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers 1,700 scholarships of up to $5,000 to students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies world-wide. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. Programs must be at least 4 weeks in length.

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